Clayton Devar Coffey, 87, of Taylorsville, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016.
Mr. Coffey was born on December 29, 1928, in Watauga County, son of the late Mack Donald and Bertha Ellen Anderson Coffey. He attended Temple Baptist Church, in Stony Point. Mr. Coffey was a veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. Coffey was known for being a master mechanic. He loved working on cars. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching westerns, and enjoyed old time music programs, especially “Song of the Mountain.”
Mr. Coffey retired from Southern Fasteners, in Statesville, where he worked as a header operator. He also worked for the railroad in Chicago, Illinois.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Coffey was preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Elvera Anderson Coffey; a son, Lee Allan Coffey; and three brothers.
Mr. Coffey leaves to cherish his memory his wife of four years, Hilda Dagenhart Payne Coffey; sons, Walter Gwen, Ronald Clayton and wife Monica, Lloyd Donald and wife Jeannette, Michael Dean and wife Crystal, and Brent Richard and wife Tamara; daughters, Wanda Joy Hollars and Renee Marie Greene; a brother, J.D.; a sister, Retha; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, and special friends.
Visitation will be Wednesday, October 19, 2016, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., at Alexander Funeral Service, in Taylorsville. The funeral will follow in the Chapel. Rev. Gary W. Jennings will be officiating the service. Burial will take place in the Taylorsville City Cemetery. Full military rites will be provided by DAV Chapter 84 of Taylorsville and Chapter 6 of Hudson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.